The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God, His angels and all those in Heavens and on Earth, even ants in their hills and fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct others in beneficial knowledge.” At-Tirmidhi, Hadith 422

In the spirit of the Islamic tradition of seeking knowledge, ISRE (Islamic Special Religious Education) was established over 21 years ago as a means to encourage the development of an Islamic identity and educational grounding in Muslim youth in New South Wales.

Since its inception, ISRE has worked within the community to establish Islamic education within public schools across NSW. ISRE aims to teach all students a range of foundational principles that are an integral part of fostering a sense of Islamic Identity, regardless of their knowledge level. ISRE works with dedicated staff to provide a quality educational service for all students, which is delivered by a team of dedicated teachers that work in both primary and secondary schools.


ISRE is dedicated to providing all Muslim students across NSW with weekly access to Islamic education. We aim to inspire and empower our youth to develop a strong Islamic identity in order for them to contribute positively to their own development, their societies, communities and the world.


ISRE, from the beginning has been steered by a dedicated team of primarily volunteers, who direct their time and efforts toward working for the betterment of our children.

Our teaching staff receives annual training and continual support throughout the school year to ensure the delivery of quality scripture classes to our students.

The ISRE team is comprised of the following:

  •                Classroom teachers (primary and secondary)
  •                Region Supervisors
  •                Syllabus and Resource Committees
  •                Administration staff.


The Islamic Council of New South Wales (ICNSW) was established in 1976. It is open to all Muslims, regardless of race, colour and ethnicity, and to any regional Islamic society, Muslim student’s organisation and Muslim association in the state of New South Wales.

  •                The primary aims and objectives of ICNSW are:
  •                To advocate, support, assist and develop the Muslim communities of NSW;
  •                To promote unity and solidarity among all Muslims;
  •                Foster and promote cooperation between Muslims and others; and
  •                To promote peace, understanding and good relations amongst all people.